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Congreso internacional en Hofgeismar sobre crisis climática en América Latina

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La Academia Evangélica Hofgeismar en Alemania (Evangelische Akademie Hofgeismar) acogerá del 24 al 26 de enero de 2020 al congreso internacional sobre crisis climática en América Latina (título en alemán: Krisen-Klima: Umweltkonflikte aus lateinamerikanischer Perspektive im Gespräch mit Kirchen, Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft).

Las jornadas discutirán los aspectos globales de las diversas crisis medioambientales actuales, desde una perspectiva centrada en América Latina. Concretamente, las dinámicas de consumo de dicha región con Europa también serán temas del encuentro. El evento tendrá también como propósito formular soluciones concretas y respuestas creativas a la crisis ecológica en América Latina y en el ámbito global.

El congreso reunirá a representantes, expertas y expertos de universidades e instituciones de Alemania, Austria, Suiza y América Latina. El Director Académico del Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz – CAPAZ y catedrático en estudios de paz de la Universidad Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters ha sido invitado el 25 de enero de 2020 a participar como panelista en la discusión sobre neo-extractivismo y economía verde. Ese mismo día, en la jornada de la tarde hará las veces de moderador de la discusión sobre los efectos y las posibles soluciones desde un punto de análisis socio-político al cambio climático.

El Prof. Dr. Peters hace parte del comité directivo del congreso, el cual es una invitación del Instituto CAPAZ, la Academia Evangélica Hofgeismar, las universidades alemanas en Kassel, Bielefeld y Giessen; el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos (CELA-Universidad de Kassel), Center for Interamerican Studies; en cooperación con CALAS (Maria Sybilla Merian Center) y con el apoyo de Engagement Global – Service für Entwicklungsinitiative del Ministerio Federal para la Cooperación Económica y al Desarrollo (en alemán: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung).

 

Programa (PDF, en alemán) / Más información (en alemán)

 

(Texto NW007-2020: Claudia Maya, versión en inglés: Tiziana Laudato)

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Konflikte konstruktiv bearbeiten: kolumbianische Fachkräfte informieren sich über politische Bildung in Deutschland

Welche Rolle kann politische Bildung für Friedensprozesse einnehmen? Diese Frage ist für Kolumbien aktuell von großer Bedeutung und auch in Deutschland soll politische Bildung verstärkt zum gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt beitragen. Die Potenziale und Grenzen der politischen Bildung für die Stärkung des gesellschaftlichen Miteinanders stehen im Fokus einer einwöchigen Delegationsreise von zwanzig kolumbianischen MultiplikatorInnen aus Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft, Bildung, Medien und Politik nach Deutschland.

Auf Einladung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Katholisch-Sozialer Bildungswerke (AKSB) und dem Deutsch-Kolumbianischen Friedensinstitut/Instituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz (CAPAZ) informieren sie sich vom 13.-19. Januar 2020 über die Strukturen der politischen Bildung in Deutschland und diskutieren aktuelle Ansätze angesichts neuer Herausforderungen. Die Studienreise wird aus Mitteln der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb) gefördert und führt die Gruppe unter anderem nach Berlin, wo die Teilnehmenden Einblicke in die Strukturen der außerschulischen Bildungsarbeit, unter anderem mit einem Fokus auf die Gedenkstättenpädagogik, erhalten. Braunschweig, Kassel und Gießen sind weitere Stationen der Gruppen. Sie lernen dort Ansätze der schulischen und außerschulischen und der digitalen politischen Bildungsarbeit kennen. Das Programm endet mit einem Wissenschafts-Praxis-Workshop zur politischen Bildung in Gießen.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, Direktor des Instituto CAPAZ, stellt die Potenziale der politischen Bildung für die Stärkung des kolumbianischen Friedensprozesses heraus: „Der Friedensprozess eröffnet Kolumbien die Möglichkeit auf eine bessere Zukunft. Für die erfolgreiche Gestaltung des Friedens braucht es für alle gesellschaftlichen Gruppen Zugang zu einer unabhängigen politischen Bildung. Wir freuen uns, dass wir dank der Zusammenarbeit mit der AKSB einen deutsch-kolumbianischen Austausch zum Thema ermöglichen können.“ Der Geschäftsführer der AKSB, Dr. Karl Weber, macht auf die wechselseitigen Impulse zwischen den Teilnehmenden aus Deutschland und Kolumbien aufmerksam: „Austausch ist nie einseitig. Als außerschulischer Träger der politischen Bildungsarbeit liegt uns die Stärkung der Zivilgesellschaft am Herzen. Deutschland und Kolumbien können viel voneinander lernen.“

Kontaktdaten:

Dr. Karl Weber: weber@aksb.de (+49-0151/12246447) / Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters: stefan.peters@instituto-capaz.org

Pressemitteilung und Programm (PDF)

(PM der AKSB. Spanische Fassung: Claudia Maya)

Die Tagung fand im September 2019 an der Universidad Nacional in Bogotá statt. Foto: Luis Enrique Sierra/CAPAZ

 

Lesetipp: Germany and Colombia promote citizen political education in Colombia (English)

Im September 2019 veranstalteten das Instituto CAPAZ und das Zentrum Centro de Pensamiento Nicanor Restrepo Santamaría (CeNiRS) der Universidad Nacional de Colombia die internationale Tagung zum Thema politische Bildung in Kolumbien. Die Veranstaltung wurde von der bpb unterstützt. Gäste aus Deutschland waren der Präsident der bpb, Thomas Krüger, und Professor Dr. Bernd Overwien eingeladen.

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Colombian writer Laura Restrepo in Giessen, Germany

Photo: Wikipedia

The Seminar of Romanistics of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany and the German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ are pleased to invite to an session with the Colombian writer Laura Restrepo on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Giessen (KiZ (Kongresshalle, Südanlage 3a, 35390 Gießen).

During the talk, the Colombian author will share some passages from her recent novel “Los Divinos”, which will be launched in 2020. The meeting will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Verena Dolle and Danae Gallo González from the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Laura Restrepo will also participate in an academic workshop on the peace process in Colombia also at the same University.

In June 2019, Laura Restrepo participated in two CAPAZ-organised events, in association with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The first was held at Claustro San Agustín where she was joined by writer Evelio Rosero to discuss literature, violence and memory. And the second was the open conference entitled “Literature, disaster and peace. Local and Global Scenario”, given by the writer at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.

Laura Restrepo in Giessen, Germany:

Land der Geister. Die kolumbianische Erfolgsautorin Laura Restrepo im Gespräch 

Dienstag, 21.1.2020, 19:30 Uhr – KiZ (Kongresshalle) Südanlage 3a, 35390 Gießen

Weitere Infos (Deutsch)

 

(Text NW01-2020: Claudia Maya, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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Workshops and technical roundtables led by Kai Ambos and Iván Meini in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace

As part of the project Stabilization of peace in Colombia through Justice and Truth, developed by the German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ and CEDPAL, Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos and Prof. Dr. Iván Meini conducted two workshops and technical roundtables at the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) On December 4 and 5, 2019, in Bogotá.

This project is coordinated by CAPAZ and the Centre for the Study of Latin American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (CEDPAL) of the University of Gottingen, with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Kai Ambos during his workshop at the JEP. Photo: Claudia Maya

Among the different initiatives that are part of the project, the workshops and technical tables have been proposed as spaces for dialogue and academic discussion of judges and other officials of the JEP with national and international experts on current issues that concern the challenges and interests of this Jurisdiction.

Worth Reading: ficha técnica del proyecto CAPAZ/CEDPAL con la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) y la Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad (CEV) en Colombia (in Spanish)

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos, Director of CEDPAL, Magistrate of the Special Court for Kosovo and amicus curiae of the JEP in Colombia held a workshop and technical roundtable on the Material Relationship to Armed Conflict and the Standard of Evidence.

For his part, Prof. Dr. Iván Meini, former Anti-Corruption Prosecutor of Peru, Prosecutor in the case of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and current Director of the Masters in Criminal Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), held a workshop and technical roundtable on Command Responsibility in Organised Apparatus of Power.

Prof. Dr. Iván Meini from Peru. Photo: Claudia Maya

The events were well attended, with the participation and interest of judges and officials of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), thus confirming the importance of the issues addressed by the guest experts.

Four additional workshops and technical roundtables with the JEP are planned for 2020, to work on topics of interest and relevance to international criminal law, transitional justice and restorative justice, and which will also include the participation of high-level experts.

(Text: Valentina Pardo, Claudia Maya, and Juliette Vargas, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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CAPAZ and Universidad del Cauca Seminar on Illegal Economies

Flyer of the event

 

The German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ together with Universidad del Cauca -an associate member of the CAPAZ Institute- invite those interested to the seminar on social dynamics and political economy of illegal economies, to be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at Banco de la República (Cultural Area) in Popayán.

The event is free of charge.

Two panels will present and discuss experiences and approaches to issues and complex territorial problems that develop around the political economy and activities within illegal economies, in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The CAPAZ Academic Director and Professor of Peace Studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters; and the professor and researcher Axel Rojas, Universidad del Cauca spokesman at CAPAZ, will participate with their respective papers.

Download the briefing piece for the seminar here

More information directly with the Universidad del Cauca: tallerdetnografia@unicauca.edu.co

(Text: Claudia Maya, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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Balance of doctoral conferences supported by CAPAZ at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá

A seminar entitled “Pedagogies of Truth” was held at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, organised by the PhD programme in social and human sciences run jointly by the university and CAPAZ.

In three sessions held on October 15, 22 and 29, 2019, experts from various universities discussed the spaces and mechanisms of transmission and pedagogisation of truth commissions, from a comparative perspective between Colombia, Peru and Chile, with an emphasis on the Colombian case.

Photo: PUJ

The first session entitled “Teaching Perspectives on History and Teaching Materials” was given by Professor Tatjana Louis (Universidad de los Andes). Her presentation focused on the revision of the concept of memory, the relationship between memory and the teaching of history, specifically, history courses as places of negotiation of the past and related texts.

In the second session, Professors Oriana Bernasconi, Marcela Ruiz and Elizabeth Lira (Universidad Alberto Hurtado de Chile) presented their contribution entitled “Pedagogical appropriations of documents recording human rights violations perpetrated by the dictatorship in Chile”.

The second session presented the Newton Project, which has studied the political technologies of memory, contemporary uses and appropriations of devices for recording human rights violations perpetrated by the civic-military dictatorship in Chile.

The research is based on registry devices that speak of rape and dictatorship, forms of resistance and collaboration, in the manner of genealogy: examples of this are human rights archives or press articles on victims.

The last session of the seminar entitled “From moral truth to straight truths. The narratives after the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission” was conducted by researcher José Carlos Agüero Solórzano (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and of the restoration collective Tejiendo Memorias).

This session questioned the place of the political and moral consensus that arrives after the transitions and that articulates silences and hijacks the experience of others.

Professor Agüero described a piece of work carried out in his institution through a series of four-episode Podcasts, geared towards the construction of stories not usually told by commissions or that fall outside their spectrum, namely: the life of a woman militant of the extinct guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso; the story of a soldier; the story of the son of a disappeared person; and the collateral damage of a car bomb attack.

 

(Text: Diana Patricia Santana Jiménez -PhD student in social and human sciences-, Claudia Maya. English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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The Latin American Group of International Criminal Law together with prof. Kai ambos meet in Bogota

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The meeting entitled Criminal responsibility of legal persons. International experiences in the field and good practices” will be held in Bogotá with the participation of Prof. Kai Ambos, director of the Centre for the Study of Latin American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (CEDPAL) attached to the University of Göttingen and spokesperson for this university at the CAPAZ Institute.

This meeting will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Salón Muisca of the Hilton Hotel in Bogota, Colombia (Cra. 7 No. 72-41).

The event is free with online pre-registration

Prof. Kai Ambos will present his paper entitled “The criminal responsibility of transnational economic enterprises for international crimes from the perspective of International Economic Criminal Law”. Experts from Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Germany and Mexico will participate in the talks. The event is organised by the Rule of Law Programme for Latin America of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation, specifically the Latin American Group on International Criminal Law.

Click here for the agenda of the meeting / Poster of the event (with link to pre-registration form)

 

More information and contact:

Andrés Villegas

Rule of Law Programme for Latin America of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung FoundationAndres.Villegas@kas.de

 

(Text: Claudia Maya, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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This week: II International Symposium “Memory and peacebuilding in Colombia”

Photo: Performance “Antígonas: Tribunal de Mujeres” (Symposium)

The second international symposium “Memory and Peacebuilding in Colombia” will be held at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (Germany) on November 27-29, 2019. The CAPAZ Institute Academic Director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, will discuss the issue of social inequality in Colombia with the Colombian expert Alejandro Reyes Posada.

The second symposium continues the reflection on peacebuilding and memory reconstruction processes begun in 2017 when the first version of the event was held. On this occasion, the symposium will focus on analysing the consequences of violence for Colombian society, its social fabric and collective imaginary, and forms of reparation through social and cultural initiatives and memory reconstruction initiatives created by the civilian population supported by various national and international organisations and institutions.

Given that Colombia currently has to deal with new forms of violence that have emerged following the signing of the peace agreements with the FARC in 2016, this second symposium is conceived as a space for dialogue between representatives of Colombian society and different German institutions, providing opportunities for academic exchange and strengthening Colombian democracy.

The implementation of the agreements has itself been a fragile process that reflects the existing socio-political polarisation in the country, as a result of a society traumatised by decades of violence and crisis in the development of forms of collective mourning, truth and reconciliation. The long process of transition towards peace in Colombia requires the participation of different actors with different experiences, memories, expectations, and needs.

 Agenda (in Spanish) / Blog (Spanish/German)

 

II Symposium “Memory and Peacebuilding in Colombia”
November 27, 28 and 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Westend Campus, IG, Classroom 311

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

 

(Text: Valentina Pardo. English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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Kai Ambos’ Book on National Socialist Criminal Law is launched in Bogota

Invitation

Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos‘ new book entitled Derecho penal nacionalsocialista: continuidad y radicalización (National Socialist Criminal Law: Continuity and radicalisation) will be launched in Bogotá, as part of the Cycle of Conferences organised by the Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas at Universidad del Rosario, in association with the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal Latinoamericano (CEDPAL) at the University of Göttingen.

The launch event will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Room of the Hilton Hotel (Carrera 7 #72-41, Bogotá, Colombia).

The book edited by the publishing group tirant lo blanch will be presented as part of the “Dogmática y DP Nazi” discussion. The author Prof. Ambos will participate in the event along with commentators Prof. Fernando Velásquez V. (Universidad Sergio Arboleda) and Carlos Guillermo Castro C. (Universidad del Rosario).

More information and contact:

Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas: Facebook / Web page – CEDPAL: Web page

(Text: Claudia Maya, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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CAPAZ 2019 Young Researchers Congress: Interdisciplinary and International Perspective on Young Research on Peace in Colombia

Participants in the CAPAZ 2019 Young Researchers Congress in Medellín. Photo: U de A

 

Seven master’s and doctoral students from various universities in Colombia participated in the second version of the CAPAZ International Congress of Young Researchers, held on November 6 and 7, 2019. The students’ proposals were selected on the basis of a call for proposals.

The young researchers Natalia Maya Llano (Universidad de Antioquia), Sandra Botero Delgado (Universidad de Caldas), Ginna Rivera Rodríguez (Universidad de los Andes), Carolina Giraldo (Universidad de Caldas), Melissa Martínez (Universidad del Norte); and the young researchers Brayan Andrés López Matamoros (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Jaime Andrés Parra Ospina (Universidad de Antioquia), presented their research projects and discussed their progress with each other and together with expert academics.

The CAPAZ science collaborator and CEDPAL researcher (University of Göttingen), Juliette Vargas also presented the advances of her doctoral research.

The International Congress of Young Researchers CAPAZ 2019 was organised by the CAPAZ Institute and Universidad de Antioquia, an associate member of CAPAZ, and was held at Ciudad Universitaria in Medellín.

Research lines

The exchange of ideas on the proposals and constructive criticism were guided by three outstanding experts in the lines of research developed by CAPAZ: Axel Rojas (Universidad del Cauca) worked on the “peace, conflicts and territorial reconfigurations” axis; John Zuluaga (Universidad Sergio Arboleda) on the “Transitional Justice and Human Rights” axis, and Gabriel Alberto Ruíz (Universidad de Medellín) on the “peace building: memory and education” axis.

The agenda included a panel of experts from the University of Groningen (Netherlands), who discussed issues of memory, conflict and post-conflict digital narratives from Peru, Chile and Colombia.

Interdisciplinary debate with a view to co-operation

One of the most important issues to emerge from the two days of intense research and academic debate on issues related to conflict and peace, with emphasis on the situation in Colombia  was the importance of developing research from different disciplines and approaches, to bring academia closer to the country’s social, political and economic reality.

From the CAPAZ Institute, we continue to affirm our interest in continuing to promote cooperation networks between different universities in Colombia, Germany, and other countries around peacebuilding in Colombia. We hope to continue with future versions of this important academic space for young researchers, and for experts and the interested public.

The Young Researchers Congress is one of the most important CAPAZ activities. The accomplishment of this second congress, in cooperation with Universidad de Antioquia, demonstrates the consolidation of research spaces for the new generation of peace researchers in Colombia.

(Text: Juliette Vargas, Claudia Maya, Carlos Nupia, English version: Tiziana Laudato)

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